Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Luna Rodeo

Luna News
By Kaye Mindar

Once again the annual Luna 24th of July Pioneer Celebration was a huge success. Even with non-stop monsoon rains the events went on without a hitch.
Friday evening’s annual Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Luna Ward Street Fair was well attended and very fun, with something for all ages. There was a pie eating contest, a watermelon eating contest, face painting for the children, a dunking booth and musical entertainment.Saturday morning began with a grand parade on Highway 180 with plenty of entries including Grace Derrick as this year’s Grand Marshalette; families and local youth dressed in pioneer clothing representing their pioneer ancestry with covered wagons and westward handcart companies.
Even in the rains the rodeo went from early morning barrel racing to children’s “mutton busting” and the Luna signature “wild cow ride” finale.
The night ended with a live band and dance at the Luna Community Center.
Sunday, after community volunteers cleaned up the Forest amid the aftermath, much needed naps were enjoyed by those who worked so hard in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Until next year. Luna breathes a sigh of satisfaction and relief of an event well done. Thanks to all who work so diligently each year.

Luna Community News is far too important to let disappear but sometimes life has a way of making you take a break even if you are not prepared. I wish to thank so many who showed their love, help and concerns during my recent health trials. Luna news is an important part of who we as a small town community are and it’s nice to get back on track reporting our news and events.

Luna was recently hit with a rash of health concerns and troubles and I apologize that I may have missed anyone in sending well wishes from all to Stan Thompson, Idonna Bradford and (me) who have recently returned home from hospital stays. Also Raean Harris and others who have had recent health issues to overcome here at home. Our true community spirit shines when there are those in need and Luna is a special mountain home to be, where there are many who are always there looking out for their neighbors in need.

Quote of the week:
“The way of the pioneer is always rough.”
~Harvey S. Firestone


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